During our expedition to Wilmington, NC and the surrounding areas, we decided to take a ride on the ferry, crossing the Cape Fear River, starting in Kure Beach and docking in Southport. This was a spur of the moment decision, and we did it purely for fun, not to actually travel from destination to destination. And fun it was! It took about 25 minutes from boarding to docking (not including time waiting at the Kure Beach landing).
Our ship, the "Fort Fisher".
And some scenery from the voyage.
A closer shot of the upper superstructure.
Coming in to the Southport dock.
A very enjoyable side trip - if you're ever in the area, give it a shot!